Push Gathers Steam to Restore a Historic Loco
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Have you been out enjoying the O’Keefe Rail Trail recently and wondering where it has gone? What is missing? The historic railway wagon, previously relocated from the Korumburra station and placed at the former Axedale Railway Station site on the O’Keefe Rail Trail in 2018, has been removed.
The company BRW (Bendigo Railway Workshops), which is located at the former Victorian Railways North Bendigo Railway Workshops, is enthusiastic to be working with the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail group to restore this ‘GY’ 4-wheel wagon. This work is intended to, as near as possible, return the wagon to its original condition when wagons were manufactured in the former railway workshops during the late 1950s.
This wagon’s original ‘spoke’ wheels had previously been replaced by the later ‘full disc’ type. With a set of the ‘spoke’ wheels identified and kindly made available by the Central Victorian Goldfields Railway, these wheels have been transported to BRW and will be installed on this wagon.
Stay tuned for news updates on the restoration of this wagon, which will be returned to Axedale as the only item of historic railway rolling stock on public display in the Greater Bendigo area.
This article first appeared on bendigokilmorerailtrail.com
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